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what is the impact of the tax rebate check on fiscal and monetary policy?

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  1. The rebate check represents fiscal policy. It is part of that policy, and is expected to help increase consumption by increasing disposable income.

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  2. This link discusses the house bill's stimulus package, which was close to the final stimulus package actually passed and signed.

    www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/wm1778.cfm

    Here is another from Brookings:
    http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0205_stimulus_package_sawhill.aspx

    One more from Marty Feldstein:
    http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2008/01/martin-feldstei.html

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